Forestry-TEP responds to user needs for sentinel data value adding in cloud

Tuomas Häme, Renne Tergujeff, Yrjö Rauste, Clive Farquhar, Peter van Zetten, Philip Kershaw, Arnaud de Groof, Jarno Hämäläinen, Joost van Bemmelen, Frank Martin Seifert

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The response from the user community has shown a great need for the Forestry Thematic Exploitation Platform (Forestry-TEP) that entered into the pre-operational phase in summer 2017. Forestry TEP offers a one-stop-shop for forestry remote sensing services. It makes data value adding quicker and smoother than traditional approaches that the users have applied. The platform offers access to imagery, computing infrastructure, ready-made value adding services and an opportunity for users to develop and upload their own applications to the platform. It forms a worldwide marketing channel for commercial remote sensing services and a networking forum for users. Ten thematic processing services are presently available on the Forestry TEP - from computing vegetation indices and mapping of land and forest cover to biomass and change estimation. In addition, a user can utilize all the features of the Sentinel Application Platform (SNAP) image processing application, the Monteverdi/Orfeo toolbox, and the open source QGIS tool. The platform will move to an operational phase in 2018.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 conference on Big Data from Space
Subtitle of host publicationBiDS’17
PublisherEuropean Commission EC
ISBN (Print)978-92-79-73527-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
EventConference on Big Data from Space, BiDS' 2017 - Toulouse, France
Duration: 28 Nov 201730 Nov 2017


ConferenceConference on Big Data from Space, BiDS' 2017
Abbreviated title BiDS' 2017


  • forestry
  • earth observation
  • remote sensing
  • platform

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